Mads Nielsen founded the SCIENCE AI Centre at the Department of Computer Science and is a well-known face at the department, having headed the Image Section since joining DIKU in 2007. His research has mainly been within medical imaging for diagnostic purposes, e.g. discovering diseases like breast cancer or dementia at an early stage.
Before joining DIKU, Mads was attached to the IT University in Copenhagen.
Mads has an academic background as computer scientist, but has also acquired fundamental insights in medical science from assignments with the Panum Institute at University of Copenhagen as well as the Utrecht University Hospital, Netherlands.
As a spin-off of his research Mads has established the research based consultancy firm BiomediQ,which has today 12 staff delivering specialist health care sector consultancy.